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Mission Statement

The Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ) promotes advancement of the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education and disseminates knowledge about sport management courses, curricula, and teaching. This established, peer-reviewed journal, previously published by the North American Society for Sport Management, addresses a wide range of issues concerning graduate and undergraduate education in sport management. Topics of interest include curriculum planning, curriculum design, future employment requirements, trends and their impacts, course content, fieldwork, internships, experiential learning, teaching methods, accreditation, community education, and tenure and promotion. Manuscripts based on conceptual, philosophical, and empirical inquiry will be considered for publication.

In additional to articles that advance the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education, SMEJ also includes a section in each issue devoted to the review of material that facilitates sport management education, including textbooks in common sport management concentrations and other areas. A recent issue of SMEJ covered topics such as exchange programs in sport management, practitioners’ perceptions of student-intern skills, and the impact of an experience-based course for sport management students. The upcoming issues will include insightful articles on subjects such as student perceptions of career expectations in sport management, ethnographic projects in sport management curriculums, mentorship among doctoral students, and new approaches to improving decision making in the building and renovating of sport and recreation facilities.

The Sport Management Education Journal is also available in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content of the print edition but with additional advantages, including the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to all back issues. The content of the online version of SMEJ is available weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and online subscribers can receive the table of contents of each issue by e-mail when a new issue has been published. The online format will also welcome the submission and use of digital media to better communicate ideas and information.